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 I received this from a friend this morning : Thought I would share

A WOMAN'S SPIN ON     STRESS (so awesome I had to     share)
 
A young lady   confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress   management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was   going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled   them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a   smile. 
Answers called out   ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.
She replied , "The   absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it.  
If I hold it for a   minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in   my right arm. If I hold it for   a day, you'll have to call an ambulance. In each case it's the same weight,   but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's   the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or   later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry   on."
"As with the glass   of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it   again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress   longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as   you can, put all your burdens down. Don't carry them through the evening and   into the night... Pick them up tomorrow.
1 * Accept the fact that some   days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the   statue!
2 * Always keep   your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat   them.
3 * Always read   stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of   it.
4 * Drive   carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their   Maker.
5 * If you can't   be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
6 * If you lend   someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth   it.
7 * It may be that   your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to   others.
8 * Never buy a   car you can't push.
9 * Never put both   feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to   stand on.
10 * Nobody cares   if you can't  dance well. Just get up and dance.
11 * Since it's   the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12 * The second   mouse gets the cheese.
13 * When   everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
14 * Birthdays are   good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
15 *   Somemistakes are too much fun to make only   once.
16 * We could   learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull.   Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live   in the same box.
17 * A truly happy   person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
18 * Have an   awesome day and know that someone has thought about you   today.
AND MOST   IMPORTANTLY
19 *Save the earth..... It's   the only planet with chocolate!*
Be the kind of woman that when   your feet hit the floor each morning the devil   says~~
"Oh Crap, She's   up!"

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Comment by lovie on February 10, 2013 at 12:50am

Thanks for sharing this, Bonnie.

#17 speaks to me the most on my journey right now!

Comment by Marsha on February 9, 2013 at 10:24pm

Love this Bonnie! Thanks for sharing!

Comment by MyNewLife (Melody) on February 9, 2013 at 5:33pm
Perfect! Thank you.
Comment by Morgana (aka janet) on February 9, 2013 at 12:46pm

Thank you Bonnie for sharing this.  It is very true.  Hugs being sent your way.

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